CNN issued a report earlier today stating that the “vandalism” at a Jewish cemetery in New York this weekend was actually the result of “environmental causes.”
A New York City Police Department hate-crime task force had been investigating whether the damage to the granite and marble tombstones at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn was intentional.
The task force concluded its investigation on Sunday, finding that the cause was environmental, which can include soil erosion and lack of maintenance.
The article very quickly moves on from that finding, moving on to the several other still-unsolved mysteries of tombstones being vandalized throughout the nation.
It also mentions the numerous bomb threats received by Jewish Community Centers around America but fails to bring up Juan Thompson – the former journalist and Bernie Sanders supporter who has been charged with several of those crimes.
Following this news, trolls appear to be having a field day poking fun at CNN’s previous suggestion that this was a hate crime for which President Trump was to be blamed.
@CNN Environmental racism
— Matthewvacc (@Matthewvacc) March 6, 2017
@CNN like anti-Semitic winds, for example?
— Adnan Al-Ghourabi (@alghourabi) March 6, 2017
@CNN The liberals’ god – Climate – is going after Jews.
— 8αƚ80ყ (@JohnMPowersII) March 6, 2017
@CNN Russians hacked the environment
— SJWsAttack! (@SJWsAttackAll) March 6, 2017
@CNN trump denied climate change so peace loving weather became radicalized
— Weezy Ⓥ (@Myopicfreedom) March 6, 2017
So it was fake news when @CNN claimed it was an anti-semitic attack? Man, your track record lately has been awful.
— GRasp (@GMRasp) March 6, 2017
@CNN This is why you are fake news.
— Umm… Devon (@UmmDevon) March 6, 2017
— Hebrew Meier (@hebrewplorable) March 6, 2017
— WiddlePanda Gaming (@RealWiddlePanda) March 6, 2017
@CNN Breaking News – Trump colluded with Mother Nature to destroy Jewish Cemetery.
— Mr. Smith (@psgitrdun) March 6, 2017
@CNN who knew the environment was an anti-semite
— Bacon (@marrybacon) March 6, 2017
@CNN Obviously the environment is racist because Trump is now President.
— Brian B (@acebb20) March 6, 2017
Several liberals, meanwhile, appear skeptical and eager to hold onto the initial diagnosis of Trump-inspired hate.
@CNN Calling B.S.
— Debi Hayes (@DebiHayes5) March 6, 2017
— Scott Alan Berk (@ScottAlanBerk) March 6, 2017
@CNN More crapola, probably from Republicans.
— Shirley A. Aaron (@ShirleyAaron77) March 6, 2017
@CNN I don’t believe that one single iota!
— Jerri Schultz (@JohnDonneGirl) March 6, 2017
@CNN I’m calling 100% bullshit on this.
— Tito M. Cantafio (@titomcantafio) March 6, 2017
@CNN omg! Pardon my French, but that is a huge BS!
— Whirlwind (@lonelybrrd) March 6, 2017